The Fisheries Science graduate program offered by the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences provides students with the opportunity to study with faculty that have expertise in a diverse array of disciplines including but not limited to fish ecology, quantitative analyses of marine and freshwater fish populations, water quality, fish systematics, fish and invertebrate physiology, stream ecology, modeling of aquatic ecosystems, land use interactions, conservation genetics, endangered species, conservation biology, conservation psychology, habitat restoration, and aquaculture.

In addition to our traditional faculty, the Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit resides with the department and Unit scientists teach graduate level courses and maintain active graduate research programs funded in part by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Biological Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Graduate faculty are located on the main Corvallis campus, Hatfield Marine Science Center, location of the Marine Mammal Institute, and at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences aspires to preeminence among academic programs in ecology, management, and conservation biology in terrestrial, freshwater aquatic, and marine ecosystems. We are dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in conservation of biodiversity, natural resource management, and the sustainable use of natural resources. 

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term
Required Tests


English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.

Additional Requirements
  • Applicants must be accepted by a faculty adivsor before submitting a graduate application. Tips how to contact a potential advisor can be found here.

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline

Please complete your application at least 30 days prior to the term you plan to start for full consideration.

Concentrations ?

This program has concentrations or tracks not represented here. Please visit the  Fisheries Science Website program website to learn more.

MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a primary, secondary, or third field of study in a MAIS degree.

AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)